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Bulgaria Stands Ready To Manufacture Cars For Volkswagen

Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov declined to comment on the postponement of the decision by the German automotive giant Volkswagen on where they will build their new plant in the Balkans.

Coast guard rescues 63 migrants off Chios and Samos

Sixty-three migrants were rescued in two separate operations in the eastern Aegean on Tuesday, the Greek coast guard said in an announcement.

The first operation concerned a motorized rubber dinghy that was sailing off the northeast coast of Samos in the early hours of Tuesday, carrying 34 people on board.

Volkswagen Postpones the Decision to Build a Plant in October

"It was decided to proceed to specific negotiations on the planned new multi-brand plants in Europe with the other potential candidates," it is clear from the official press release, quoted by NOVA TV. 

German automotive giant Volkswagen will not soon take a final decision on the location of its new plant in Eastern Europe, for which Bulgaria is also a candidate.

Industrial output rises 2.1% in March

Turkey's industrial production posted an increase of 2.1% month-on-month in March, Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on May 14.       

Vucic has phone conversation with Erdogan

In a phone call, Vucic and Erdogan stressed their firm commitment to jointly, through the work of the High Council for Cooperation, promote overall relations between Serbia and Turkey, the Serbian president's press office said in a statement.

Turkey calls for action after arson at US mosque

Turkey's foreign minister called for a united stance against Islamophobia late on May 13 after a mosque in the U.S. state of Connecticut was attacked over the weekend.       

Turkish, Russian leaders discuss Idlib over phone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the latest developments in Idlib, Syria in a phone call on May 13 with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.       

Turkey to send second drilling ship off Cyprus

Ankara is continuing with its strategy of fueling tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, announcing its intention to send a second drill ship off Cyprus, while Turkish jets violated Greek airspace in the Aegean on Monday.

Turkey assessing a delay at US request in taking delivery of S-400

Turkey is assessing whether to delay taking delivery of the S-400 Russian missile defense system, currently scheduled for July, after a new request from the United States, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Mogherini urges Turkey to abort plans for Cyprus drilling

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has called on Turkey to abort plans for offshore drilling operation in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone, warning that the bloc will "respond appropriately" to any violation of international law.